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Placopus rubicundus (Vampyrellidae): Food uptake during locomotion on a plane substrate (polystyrene Petri dish). The specimen accidentally overruns a just settled germling of Oedogonium sp., recognizes them – with some delay – as suitable prey, moves a bit backwards and starts the attack. After about three minutes, the algal cell is depleted and Placopus continues locomotion. During the ingestion phase, the hump of the cell flattens and the lamellipodium retracts. Along the hyaline cell...
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